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Jasper Hippopotamus -- Circa 2100-1800 BCE -- Egypt, Middle Kingdom -- Via Barakat Gallery I LOVE HIPPOS!!!!!

Middle kingdom jasper hippopotamus (Egypt, circa 2100 BC to 1800 BC)

I liked this big yellow frog and wondered....why in Liechtenstein are there big monster frogs?

I liked this big yellow frog and wondered.why in Liechtenstein are there big monster frogs?

Two Faience Hippopotami Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1800 BC. Among the numerous faience figurines of the Middle kingdom varying in color from dark to light green and blue, the small hippopotamus figurines have a special position. The animal was represented very realistically and the plants, such as water lilies, papyrus and lotus plants, representing the environment in which they lived, were painted on their bodies.

Two Hippopotami Middle Kingdom, Dynasty ca. 1800 BC Egyptian Nile Valley: (Society for the Promotion of the Egyptian Museum Berlin)

Hippopotamus Figure, ca. 1981–1885 B.C. Egyptian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1917 (17.9.1) | The dual qualities of destruction and creation imbued images of hippos with special magical power, and they were often deposited in tombs. #OneMetManyWorlds

Statuette of a Hippopotamus, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty ca. Middle Egypt, Meir Gift of Edward S.

Collection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Collection | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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